Author : Charles King
Before seven o'clock the wagons are parked close along the bank beside the Far West, and Hull, with all the
men he can muster,--some fifty,--is trotting ahead on the trail of Rayner's battalion. With him rides Mr.
Hayne, eager and enthusiastic. Before ten o'clock, far up along the slopes they see the blue line of skirmishers,
and the knots of reserves farther down, all at a stand. In ten minutes they ride with foaming reins in behind a
low ridge on which, flat on their faces and cautiously peering over the crest, some hundred infantrymen are
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